If Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle…
The weekend’s National Party conference felt like one of those Sunday nights on RNZ, when everyone can forget about all the modern stuff and tune back into the way we were.
Is the result a better, safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient service than what it replaced? You must be kidding.
On Thursday, Acting PM Winston Peters will be playing host to the nearest thing to his doppelganger in the Asia-Pacific region.
There’s a highly undemocratic reason why hopes of the US midterm elections putting a break on the Trump presidency may be frustrated.
Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit.
Tracking Hawaii’s ongoing volcanic eruption
The claims by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are part of a wider struggle.
Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks.
Donald Trump has been very consistent about his agenda, and remarkably successful in achieving it, in the short term at least.
Sure, film subsidies may work in practice, but do they work in theory?
A civil poem about the civilness of civility.
Military hardware is really, really – really – expensive.
During the last nine years of absentee government, we have not been training and retaining enough nurses and teachers.
The recent upsurge in asylum seekers is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000 without the US sinking under the weight.
One of the world’s most influential bureaucrats will launch the process of a trade pact between the EU and NZ.
A High Court ruling concerning the use of security information – if left unchallenged – could well cripple the investigation into the Hit & Run allegations.
When and how does the government propose to change the key drivers of New Zealand’s bizarrely high – and economically unaffordable – rates of imprisonment?
While his meth analysis has been decisive, Gluckman’s report on prison reform is likely to comprise a far more comprehensive, and important legacy.
After shredding America’s relationships with its traditional G-7 allies, US President Donald Trump is about to sit down to pursue a deal with North Korea
The neo-liberal wing of the National Party has never really felt that Jim Bolger was one of them, and the feeling was entirely mutual.
We are now only a week away from the meeting in Singapore between North Korea’s Kim Yong–Un and US President Donald Trump
Time for the Independent Police Complaints Authority to produce yet another review of the high speed pursuit policy, which the Police will no doubt ignore
There is some competition as to who can be seen to be extending the most heartfelt calls for emotional and financial support to the farmers during this time of trial.
Damien O’Connor will announce on Monday whether the government intends going down the ‘eradication’ or the ‘management’ path with respect to the outbreak
So… should we be anxious about AI? Of course we should.
For all the talk of the modernizing effect Meghan Markle could have on the Royal Family, the House of Windsor may be resistant to any change beyond the purely decorative.
The demonstrations had come in the wider context of laws designed to restrict the movement and employment of those penned up in the equivalent of an open air prison…
The headlines would have you believe that inflation is safely under control, but a Statistics NZ press release yesterday indicates that isn’t the reality being experienced by the poor.